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Jan
17
answered V'Al Brischa SheChasamta Bivsoreinu - ועל בריתך שחתמת בבשרנו - does a lady say this?
Jan
15
revised Organized prayer in the synagogue with less than 10 people - community or not?
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Jan
15
comment Organized prayer in the synagogue with less than 10 people - community or not?
@Menachem: Toche. The issue is rather complex. I have updated my answer to avoid the controversy
Jan
15
revised Organized prayer in the synagogue with less than 10 people - community or not?
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Jan
15
comment שכרו הרבה מאד or is it על פי פעלו
update: that source was 1/2 wrong, correct source in the answer
Jan
15
answered שכרו הרבה מאד or is it על פי פעלו
Jan
15
revised שכרו הרבה מאד or is it על פי פעלו
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Jan
12
answered HaGaon HaRav Asher Weiss Shelita and Techelet
Jan
11
comment Organized prayer in the synagogue with less than 10 people - community or not?
I hate the sources inline! I.e. "the Rambam (Sefer x, Halacha Y, Seif, z) says" just clutters the answer. Is there a syntax to keep it clean?
Jan
11
comment Organized prayer in the synagogue with less than 10 people - community or not?
"tzibur", "am", "k'hal", etc. - these are all poetic to the untrained ear (like mine!), but the "sources" (from the gemora down to the Gra and back up again) seem to be extremely specific about their meanings. Hence, I don't think B'Rov Am means three people
Jan
11
comment Organized prayer in the synagogue with less than 10 people - community or not?
@SethJ mean my sources arent valid link. Nor are they meant to be. If there is another way to have sources NOT inlined (or with manual footnotes), im open to it
Jan
11
awarded  Revival
Jan
11
answered The Mitzva of Peru U'Revu (Reproduction) - when does it start?
Jan
11
answered Organized prayer in the synagogue with less than 10 people - community or not?
Jan
11
comment Organized prayer in the synagogue with less than 10 people - community or not?
I never heard of having a Chazan without a minyan. My city-boy brain tells me that wither you have a minyan or not: less then a minyon is just a bunch of people Davening b'yichidus together. Is it just me or is there a source for a quasi-quorum? Also see my answer.
Jan
1
comment Special Grace After Meals in a House of Mourning
Comments accepted, especially seeing that there really is an answer (I was afraid of a "Its asur to speak Lashon Horah, why do people do it" type of question)
Jan
1
comment Special Grace After Meals in a House of Mourning
"Why" is ambiguous; i.e. ask them!
Jan
1
comment Why Not Eight Days Until a Convert's Circumcision?
The argument of Z'chus sounds logical (to a laymen, mind you). I'm still, however, dubious about the onus of circumcision taking affect from the second day. Feel free to prove me wrong!
Dec
31
comment Why Not Eight Days Until a Convert's Circumcision?
@yitznewton - exactly. Being that he isn't a Gadol until then, he can't convert until then. Hence, you can't convert t the age of 2 days.
Dec
30
comment Why Not Eight Days Until a Convert's Circumcision?
How can a 2 day old convert?